We’re committed to improving the cancer screening rates across the district with a focus on improving Cervical, Bowel and Breast screening rates where we currently fall below NSW state average.
Key Cancer Screening Programs
Cancer Screening rates (cervical, breast and bowel) are a National Headline Indicator for Primary Health Networks (PHN’s).
Evidence has shown that primary health care can have a significant impact on improving screening rates.
Key focus areas of PHN cancer screening activities are:
Population-based cancer screening programs can be an effective means to identify cancers in people with no symptoms, allowing early treatment and a reduction in illness and mortality.
Cancer screening programs for us include:
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